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recent problems. >>> hamid karzai set to meet with president obama about the future of his country. he already said who he blames for the corruption and militant violence in afghanistan. he blames us. thank you, closeman. we'll be right back. [ ryon ] eating shrimp at red lobster is a fantastic experience. 30 shrimp for $11.99. i can't imagine anything better. you're getting a ton of shrimp, and it tastes really good! [ male announcer ] hurry in to red lobster's 30 shrimp for just $11.99! choose any two of five savory shrimp selections, like mango jalapeÑo shrimp and parmesan crunch shrimp. two delicious shrimp selections on one plate! all with salad and unlimited cheddar bay biscuits. 30 shrimp, just $11.99 for a limited time. wow, that's a lot of shrimp. i'm ryon stewart, i'm the ultimate shrimp lover, and i sea food differely. >> shepard: secretary of state hillary clinton is back to work today after a series of serious health problems that handed her in the hospital. according to the state department, secretary clinton first took time off after a stomach virus and dehydration spar
for afghan president hamid karzai appearing here in georgetown. earlier we just showed some of the reporting from the press conference, president obama and the afghan president says they want to sleed up the moving afghan forces into the lead and u.s. troops shifting to a support role. there are 66,000 u.s. troops in afghanistan. the leaders also said that president obama agreed to place detainees under the afghan government. again, waiting for afghan president hamid karzai. georgetown university is also where the u.s. women's council is located. again, waiting here at georgetown university, we're live tonight waiting for hamid karzai. he met with president obama and they spoke at a press conference earlier today. we're going to bring you that press conference again tonight you can watch it here at 8:00 p.m. eastern here on c-span. the two leaders have agreed to speed up slightly the move afghan forces into the lead in that country. the u.s. troops shifting to a support role, currently 66,000 troop u.s. troops in afghanistan. we're going to bring you inaugural information and coverage but ba
to help put more play in your day. >> president obama had a working lunch with hamid karzai after a meeting -- nbc white house correspondent kristen welker joins us now with the details of the meeting. kristen, tell us the latest. >> good afternoon, alex. the key topic of conversation here this afternoon at the white house is that timeline for troop withdraw. i can tell you that we don't expect president obama to announce actual numbers when he addresses the nation during a joint news conference a little bit later on this afternoon along with afghan president hamid karzai, but the question is how many troops will remain after 2014? for the very first time this week the white house signalled that the president was open to having a zero troop presence in afghanistan after 2014. a lot of people wondering if they're just saying that as a bargaining chip or if the president is actually considering that. some commanders have suggested that the troops remain at a level of 6,000 to 15,000. right now there are 66,000 troops in afghanistan. either way, alex, it appears as though the white h
prosecution as a general condition. and we heard the afghan president hamid karzai say, he's bankly on board, he will make that recommendation to his people. we'll see what happens, though. there are new elections scheduled for afghanistan next year. and he says he will be a retired president. we don't know, obviously, who will be elected the next president of afghanistan. chris lawrence is our pentagon correspondent. chris, hamid karzai did get something very significant from the president of the united states as far as what he sees as his sovereign right. >> that's right. it is getting the prisons that the u.s. military operates turned back over to the afghans and getting the afghan prisoners turned back other to -- >> prisoners being held by the united states in afghanistan or the other nato allies, they will be handed over to the afghans. >> right. as we reported last night, on "the situation room" and earlier today, our sources were telling us, that was what was very important to karzai in terms of sovereignty. he wasn't as caught up on giving sort of the legal protection to u.s. troops
report. >> plus, afghan president hamid karzai sits down with a top white house official. >> while rg iii recovers from surgery in florida, there is a lot to talk about with his future. talking to the sports junkies after the break.  >>> the nhl is one stone closer to a new labor deal. the board of governors ratified the tentative agreement reached on sunday. now, just the players have to take a final vote to make the deal official. that vote is expected to be finance issued by tomorrow or saturday. the caps are holding another informal skate at 10:00 a.m. this morning. there you go. hockey is another stone closer to being back and hopefully we can get the caps in the playoffs and get them moving along in the playoffs. who knows what will happen after that. i'm talking playoffs and we haven't even started the season. >> we're so hungry for playoffs. >> your forecast looking great. that will be a winner the next couple of days. spring-like temperatures this weekend. it will be about 50 or so for daytime highs. 44 in the city. 30s generally if you are west and north of the ci
, hamid karzai made to be a manic depressive and controversial comments about us, what does he have to say during today. >> an n.a.t.o. summit in my hometown city of chicago, and many peoples including many afghan-americans and including the karzai family. mr. president, welcome. we meet at a critical moment. 33,000 additional forces that i ordered to afghanistan have served with honor, have completed their mission and as promised, returned home this past fall. the transition is well underway. soon nearly 90% of afghans will give in areas where afghan forces are in the lead for their own security. this year will mark another milestone. afghan forces will take the lead for security across the entire country. by the end of next year, 2014, the transition will be complete. afghans will have full responsibility for their security and this war will come to a responsible end. the progress is only possible because of the incredible sacrifices of our troops and our diplomates, forces of our many coalition partners and the afghan people have endured extraordinary hardship. in this war more than 200
at the white house and then finally hamid karzai comes. they'll be talking afghanistan friday. >> her spokesperson said she was raring to go, so i suppose full speed ahead. jill dougherty, li live at the e house. >>> all of this candidate stuff will be overshadowed today by the redskins and what happened last night. the nfl season ended badly for the washington redskins. that is the understatement of the century. their playoff loss to seattle, not even the worst of it. what happened? well, the redskins, 14 points, they scored 24 straight points to beat the redskins. 27 yard run for marchand lynch. the really bad news, i'm talking the awful, epochically tragic news. you're seeing it here, rg 3, the superstar rookie quarterback for the redskins re-injured his knee in the game. no one even touched him. there's no word on the extent of the injury. clearly not pretty. you heard it again in the first quarter. a lot of people asking why coach mike shanahan did not pull him out in the first quarter. he was completely ineffective after he started limping. so many questions today. oh, yeah, by
andrea mitchell live in washington where we are awaiting hamid karzai and president obama who will be addressing reporters in the east room following their meetings on the pace of the u.s. troop withdrawals. one big disagreement? the white house suggestion this week of a zero option, a withdrawal of all u.s. troops after 2014 leaving no residual force at all, but, first, the big domestic issue here at home. what to do about gun violence. the white house is pushing back hard on suggestions that they do not believe they can win a ban on assault weapons, and are focussing on other options. in fact, a senior administration official tells me within the hour that an assault weapons ban and background checks are both going to be in the final set of proposals that go to the president despite all reports to the controversy. the nra president who met with vice president biden yesterday is drawing a hard line on assault weapons. >> we don't think that a ban on so-called assault weapons, which hasn't worked in the past, is going to work this time. we think manufacture those are feel good
. president obama and afghan president hamid karzai wrapping up the joint news conference after a series of meetings at the white house. they focused on the u.s. role in afghanistan beyond next year and one of the key announcements we just heard, afghan forces will take the lead of providing security throughout the country this spring and u.s. forces will move to what the president referred to as a support role for training and support. joining me, david sanger for "the new york times" and author of "confront and conceal." also with us, nbc's atiya bowi. thank you both for joiningo us. the president saying that it's time to accelerate the u.s. role, shifting to a support role as a result of achievements and i guess goals reached in afghanistan. >> that's true. they did announce that today but that's something that's been discussed behind the scenes in afghanistan for sometime now with the nato commanders in kabul. they have said for sometime that by mid-2013, it does seem they brought it back a bit to spring of 2013 wanting all of afghanistan transitioned in to afghan hands, giving the a
and center today as president obama met with afghan leader hamid karzai. they reported progress in their talks, and said the pace of the security transition will be expedited. at their first face-to-face meeting since may, the leaders announced they're accelerating the handoff from u.s. and coalition forces to afghan troops. >> let me say it as plainly as i can-- starting this spring, our troops will have a different mission: training, advising, assisting afghan forces. it will be an historic moment and another step toward full afghan sovereignty. >> in spring this year, the afghan forces will be fully responsible for providing security to the afghan people. and that the international forces, the american forces, will be no longer present in afghan villages. >> woodruff: afghanistan president hamid karzai has sharply complained that fighting in afghan villages is causing too many civilian casualties. and there've been other strains from koran burnings by american soldiers to deadly insider attacks by afghan soldiers. for now, the u.s. still has 66,000 troops in afghanistan, but
here about corruption and afghanistan, questions whether hamid karzai is a reliable partner and from afghanistan they've been concerned about the civilian casualties after u.s. operations so that sort of sets the scene for this relationship, but at the top of the list, what everyone is focused on is the timetable for u.s. troop withdrawals from afghanistan, as you know, that drawdown supposed to take place in 2014, and there's been some talk here in washington floated about that that number could go down to zero, which concerns some, even over at the pentagon defense secretary panetta saying that that would be a bad idea, but what most likely will be is a few thousand troops on the ground and certainly this is driven by pressure on the president to whether it's political on financial pressure to aggressively draw down troops underground in afghanistan. no doubt that will be part of the discussion today and also as our pentagon folks have been reporting president karzai will be coming to these meetings with a wish list. he needs helicopters. he wants border security surveillance equip
, hamid karzai having lunch with president obama this hour. the two leaders hold a news conference in the next hour. president karzai's visit will help determine how many u.s. troops will remain in afghanistan after the drawdown in 2014. chris lawrence joins us. the white house floated the idea of a zero option, if you like, leaving no troops behind in afghanistan. what's the pentagon think of that and a lot of these people say that really complaint hean'. >> i would say at this point everything is probably still on the table, but you're right, that number zero definitely raise some had eyebrows inside the pentagon. in fact during a press conference yesterday, leon panetta said the stronger position that we take about staying committed and staying in afghanistan, you know, that's how we're going to ultimately get a political reconciliation. in other words, he felt that signaling that the u.s. may pull out all of its troops would weaken the negotiating position about those negotiations with the taliban ever got started again. now, the taliban, that's been one of their demands. all u
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, is president obama calling the shots, or is hamid karzai? >>> plus, losing steam and almost out of money, is the tea party dead? >>> and the man accused of murdering 12 people at a colorado movie theater is ordered to stand trial. his lawyers say he's mentally ill. but does it add up? let's go "outfront." >> good evening, everyone, i'm erin burnett. outfront tonight, who's calling the shots? president obama or hamid karzai? obama's mixed messages as to when american troops might come home from the country's longest war in afghanistan raise more questions. here's what president obama said today after meeting with karzai in washington. >> we've already reduced our presence in afghanistan to roughly 66,000 u.s. troops. i've pledged we'll continue to bring our forces home at a steady pace and in the coming months i'll announce the next phase of our drawdown. a responsible drawdown that protects the gains our troops have made. >> in the coming months, the decision on troops is months away. all right, let's rewind one month. here's what defense secretary leon panetta said then. >> the size of
on friday with his afghan counterpart hamid karzai. patchari raksawong joins us with more details. >> reporter: the two leaders have to answer the key question of how many u.s. soldiers will remain in afghanistan after combat troops withdraw by the end of 2014. afghan citizens have reacted angrily to a suggestion that washington might bring all its forces home. some say that would mean a return to civil war. a white house official said on tuesday that the u.s. would consider a complete pullout from afghanistan. the official said the so-called zero option is one of the scenarios being considered. the announcement prompted dismay back in afghanistan. >> translator: if all u.s. troops leave afghanistan after 2014, it will be civil war again. we experienced civil war in the past and it will happen again if all the troops go home. >> it's a kind of political game, probably they may like to show the worst picture. probably they may pass a happy message to the insurgents, taliban and extremism groups in the region. >> reuters says the white house will try to keep between 3,000 and 9,000
to try to piece together exactly what happened here. charlie. >> tim, thank you. in washington hamid karzai meets with leon panetta. they meet at the white house where officials say they may pull all troops out of afghanistan by next year. joining us military analyst. good morning. >> give us assessment of your option. no american troops after the withdrawal at 2014. >> i think that would be an option that would probably lead to an afghan government under pressure from taliban, perhaps, al qaeda. you know the world in a vacuum i think that would start to leave a vacuum by the government to be filled by taliban for sure and result in afghanistan that is found before the turn of the century. >> you would recommend against it? >> if i were still in office yes, i would. i think there's potential in afghanistan to make the place a lot more secure with the afghan forces but it will take more time than we have currently. >> why do you think the white house may see it differently? >> i think part of it is there's always a tension between getting afghans to take respon
protection until age 16. hamid karzai and president obama will discuss the future of the u.s. presence in afghanistan when they meet at the white house today. u.s. and international forces are scheduled to leave the country at the end of 2014. the two leaders will hold lunch together after holding a news conference this afternoon. president karzai is expected to speak at georgetown this evening. >> the 11th anniversary today of the first inmates at guantanamo bay in cuba -- afterward activists will march to the white house. an interfaith prayer service will be held at new york avenue presbyterian church. >> 7 is on your side this morning with a new push to help those with mental illness and substance abuse. later this morning d.c. mayor vincent gray and other health officials will announce the creation of a new department of behavioral health. it will integrate services for more than 35,000 district residents for affected by mental health and substance abuse disorders. the cdc will give us an update on flu cases across the nation later today. flu season has struck early and has claimed
barack obama and hamid karzai since last may when mr. obama committed to remaining in afghanistan after the end of combat operations in 2014. that commitment by the white house appeared to wane recently with the president's national security team telling the pentagon to send them recommendations that would involve no more than 9,000 troops. and leaking on the eve of karzai's arrival that the white house was considering a zero option. >> starting this spring, our troops will have a different mission. training, advising, assisting afghan forces. >> today hi announced it would transition ahead of schedule. plans that worry many in the pentagon as the president weighs how many troops to leave behind. the theory of zero troop option leaving no behind was a bluff to ensure they would grant immunity after 2014. >> nowhere do we have security agreement with country without immunity for the troops. i think president karzai understands that. >> we understand that the issue is specific importance for the united states. >> the quid pro quo is karzai will return to afghanistan with the promise that
afghan president hamid karzai is going to the white house today. the reassurance u.s. leaders want from karzai as u.s. troops get ready to leave afghanistan. >>> all of california could feel the quake. >>> campbell soup in sacramento is about to close down. what employees were just told about their last day on the job. >>> new this morning from pakistan shiites in the city that was hit yesterday by several terror attacks that killed 120 people they are refusing to bury the dead. it's a protest to demand that the government do something to protect them from attacks by sunni extremists. >>> in less than an hour from right now a very critical meeting agains between president obama and hamid karzai. as kyla campbell reports the outcome could determine how many american troops come home this year. kyla. >> reporter: dave more than 60,000 u.s. troops are in afghanistan right now. president obama has not determined how many will leave the middle east this year. the u.s. war on terror in afghanistan officially ends next year. u.s. and nato forces are set to leave by the year of 2014. this year
for an arraignment. >>> afghan president hamid karzai has a meeting with president obama at the white house in just a for you hours. they will discuss the role that the united states will play in afghanistan following next year's pullout. the u.s. is considering keeping some troops but their role is not clear. karzai met with pentagon chief leon panetta yesterday and spent part of the afternoon at the pentagon's 9-11 memorial. >> lawmakers are leading the push but the commonwealth isn't the only spot in the running either. we'll have more on that. >> we've got clouds moving in overnight and eventually some rain showers will be with us here by afternoon. i think the morning commute will be dry. i'll have more details on the forecast and julie wright has your traffic and more coming up after the break. [ male announcer ] now at your neighborhood subway: the big hot pastrami melt. we perfected the pastrami sandwich -- filled with hot, juicy pastrami, pickles, yellow mustard and bubbly melted cheese. all piled-high on our signature freshly baked bread. made hot, toasty and just for you. and don't be af
today. president obama and hamid karzai sit down together, these are meeting now in washington. the latest in the trial of a woman who killed her boyfriend, denied she did it and then claimed it was really self-defense. why her lawyers asked for a mistrial. and the judge's decision. all "happening now." also new developments in the major flu outbreak that is gripping much of the country. the centers for disease control now saying 47 states are reporting wide-spread activity. good morning we hope you're not afflicted, i'm jon scott. jenna: i'm jenna lee. the c dc is also saying that the number of cases is decreasing in some states. maybe a little silver lining there. decreasing numbers is a good thing. but the earlier than usual flu season is taking a toll on millions as new vaccine shortages raise some tkerp concern that those who need it could miss-out on getting it. jonathan serrie is live with more on all of this. >> reporter: we are anticipating a cdc tell louisiana briefing in about half an hour. while 47 states are now reporting wide-spread flu activity cdc officials are
meets with the afghan president hamid karzai. the white house looks at the connection between video game and gun violence as battle lines form in the looming fight over gun control. >>> and a new report on the flu. we now have a clearer picture of where this epidemic stands. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." it's the longest war in u.s. history and now we're learninging new details about how president obama intends to end it for the united states. after meeting with hamid karzai at the white house, the president said the u.s. will probably be able to speed up, to accelerate plan troop withdraws. some americans will remain, presumably, their role, though, potentially becoming clearer. our white house correspondent brianna keilar is joining us. breakdown for us what came out of this meeting. >> reporter: wolf approximate, the main headline is afghan forces taking over control from u.s. forces and that was from president obama and president karzai, that is set to take place in the spring which is a slight acceleration. the other thing we heard from president karzai was that
of tomorrow's meeting here in d.c.? >> reporter: i think both sides, both president hamid karzai and president obama will want to walk away from this week's meeting with a clearer picture of how many troops will remain in afghanistan post 2014. there are roughly 66,000 troops based here in afghanistan. both sides will want a clearer picture of what that looks like beyond the pullout. some numbers are reported being considered by the obama administration are 3,000, 6,000 and 9,000. those are considerably smaller levels than the numbers that were proposed by general john allen who is the head commander here in afghanistan for the u.s. forces. he suggested that the troop level should be 6,000 to 20,000. the thinking is if there is a smaller contingent they will assume more of a nimble and more specialops type of deal. if there is a larger contention then they will assume more conventional roles. now, a lot of this may hinge on this notion of immunity. president karzai will have to decide if he will grant immunity for whatever troops remain here. that would give legal protection for troops based h
to be open to a scenario that involves a total pull out. hamid karzai and president obama are set to meet on friday to discuss all this. >>> three of the five men charged in that rape and murder case in india have been advised to plead not guilty. they were brought into court on monday under heavy security. the case has sparked angry protests about the treatment of women and it has put a spotlight on laws against sexual assaults. the victim was attacked and beaten on a bus last month and later died. >>> medical treatment in cuba will keep hugo chavez from being sworn in for a new term. the question is does the constitution there allow the inauguration to be delayed. whole be in charge? their vice president said the in-august race should happen at a quote later date, but an opposition leader is asking the high court to decide if that's even possible. the 58-year-old venezuelan president has been undergoing cancer treatment. >>> a newly married couple has quite a story to tell. they took their vows in a hot air balloon. winds blew the balloon off course and things got a little bumpy. a memb
. if it helps to put pressure on hamid karzai and other afghan officials as well as regional powers to let them know that we could be gone and they need to fix this problem and fix the problem in their region, then great. >> bing west, do you think it could be what she said, an effort to put pressure on president karzai? >> well, i hope so and i like the way celeste framed it but president karzai is so erratic that you don't know how he is going to react to anything so i prefer that we not do those things in public because he is really not that reliable. he is a little bit nutty himself. >> well, we appreciate you both talking with us. we know president karzai will be meeting with president obama on friday. bing west, celeste ward gventer, thank you. >> thank you so much, judy. >> thank you. >> brown: next, a science and medical story involving research from the frontiers of robotics. ray suarez looks at how doctors are using high tech toys to help people with special needs. >> what's your favorite game? >> "mario cart," the original. >> reporter: in a carefully monitored session that seems mor
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. >> thank you, everybody. >> that was afghan president hamid karzai fielding a question sort of from our very own mike viqueira. president karzai is in washington this week for talks with top lawmakers on capitol hill. we just saw him there getting a nice pat on the hand from republican senate leader mitch mcconnell. tomorrow he meets with the president at the white house. let's join kristin welker. kristin, looking forward to tomorrow's meeting with hamid karzai, what are the president and the white house hoping to get out of the afghan president? >> reporter: well, good afternoon, martin. i think, first of all, the issue that mike viqueira brought up is going to be a key topic here, which are troop levels. the white house earlier this week signaling that they would be open to withdrawing all residual troops after 2014 or even having a smaller troop presence there than initially thought. that will undoubtedly be a key topic of conversation between president obama and president karzai and they will really be meeting to assess the situation there, the training of afghan forces. of course,
in to a civil war. hamid karzai has privately said that he favors a more robust u.s. troop presence but today, of course, he said troops are less important than the u.s. cooperation. but of course, there is war fatigue in this country and also concerns about the cost of this. we just saw that big knock down drag out fight during the fiscal cliff negotiations. so president obama feels as though he is emboldened to some extent to try to withdraw troops because he thinks that he has basically the support of a lot of members of congress who don't necessarily think that this is the best way to spend u.s. dollars so a lot of question marks remaining but again the big headline out of this bilateral meeting between president obama and afghan president hamid karzai is it does appear that the draw down accelerating and waiting to hear, toure, what the troop levels look like after 2014. >> all right. thank you very much. >> reporter: thanks. >>> joining us now is former u.s. ambassador to morocco, mark ginsburg. how are you? >> good to be with you. >> hey, look. we know it's impossible to eradicate the
, after 2014. the issue is expected to come up friday, when afghan president hamid karzai meets with president obama at the white house. but if past experience is any indicator, agreement may be hard to come by. in 2011, negotiations to leave american trainers in iraq broke down over the immunity question and no u.s. troops remain there. for more on the troop levels after 2014 we get two views: bing west fought in the vietm war with the marines and served as assistant secretary of defense during the reagan administration. he's traveled frequently to afghanistan and authored eight books including "the wrong war: grit, strategy and the way out of afghanistan." and celeste ward gventer was a deputy assistant secretary of defense in 2006 and 2007. she also served as an advisor to u.s. political and military leaders in iraq. she's now at the university of texas in austin. and we tnk youoth fo joining us. bing west, to you first, is it a good idea to even be considering going to zero troops after 2014? >> judy, i think it's nuts. i think it was a highly injudicious statement. our troo
since the new year, including a senior al qaeda commander. >>> afghan president hamid karzai will continue his tour of d.c. today with meetings with top national security leaders. he met with defense secretary leon panetta at the pentagon. later tonight he will meet with secretary of state hillary clinton. yesterday karzai met with senators on capitol hill. they discussed how many troops will remain in his country after combat forces pull out in 2014. karzai scheduled to meet with president obama tomorrow. >>> this morning, the u.s. court of appeals will hear arguments regarding pictures of osama bin laden's corpse. a freedom of information act's lawsuit requests the release of more than 50 photos of bin laden after he was killed during a raid by navy s.e.a.l.s in may, 2011. there is debate over whether the images would compromise national security and whether the images would reveal the equipment or techniques used in the raid. >>> this morning, robert griffin iii begins his road to recovery. he is in florida where he had major reconstructive surgery to his right knee. dr. j
right now with afghan president hamid karzai. we just saw the president karzai getting into the white house. he walked in just moments ago where he'll be discussing the future of the u.s. role in afghanistan. u.s. commanders there have proposed keeping anywhere from 6 to 15,000 u.s. troops in the country after 2014 to go after terrorists and train afghan forces. but just this week the white house said the president is open to pulling out all u.s. troops. joining me now is the former ambassador to iraq, christopher hill, also former assistant secretary of state for east asian and pacific affairs. good to see you, good morning. >> good morning. >> give us a sense of what is likely happening in that room. what's the conversation like and what do you see potentially coming out of this meeting today between these two leaders? >> first of all, i think the president will warmly receive him. he'll certainly do a lot of listening. i've seen our president in many of these circumstances where he asks the visitor how things are going. he will touch upon some of the real problems that clearly afgh
with hamid karzai. no decision has been made for anthony's appeal to get the lying conviction thrown out. she is convicted of lying to police. the statements she used to police can't be used against her because she was not read her amanda rights. >>> across the country struggle to go keep up all of the people coming in with flu like illnesses. one set up a special tent outside. this is 29 states already reporting extremely high amounts of cases. >> we are live with the latest on what health officials there are dealing with. >> the flu is hitting harder and also hitting earlier especially here in northeast ohio. there were 134 cases of the flu that were reported last week and that was up 73 according to the cuyahoga county board of health. they are already putting restrictions in place. 30 minutes outside of cleveland they were packed with patients yesterday. they are now having to call in additional staff due to the influx of patients. they are limiting visitors. they are putting temporary restrictions in place asking for visitors to only come in if they are 19 and older they are also asking
with hamid karzai. he will go over later this week. they want to pull troops out of afghanistan by 2014 s. karzai has not said how many troops he would like to stay. >> a situation has gone from bad to worse. al huge number of flu cases springing up. they are straining emergency rooms all over. boston has declared a you be public health emergency after 18 deaths there. we are live at massachusetts general hospital. good morning, katherine. what can you tell us about the situation being so bad there? >> good morning. public health officials in the city of boston said they have a flu emergency on their hands. this is the worst flu season they have seen since 2009. it is something they are taking very seriously. they did declare the public health emergency on wednesday. so farther saying here in the city of boston alone there have been 700 confirmed cases of the flu. that is up from 70 confirmed cases of the flu from all of the season. there have been 18 deaths statewide. four among boston seniors. very serious situation indeed. the best thing everybody can do in the state is get a flu vacci
president hamid karzai talking about america's future role in the war in afghanistan. the state department says several topics on the agenda but top of the agenda, whether any u.s. forces will stay behind after the drawdown date that has been established for 2014. >> a full range of issues are going to be discussed. the economic transitions, regional integrations, support for the afghan reconciliation efforts, those will all be central themes. bill: u.s. commanders in afghanistan proposing keeping 6 to 15,000 u.s. troops after 2014 but officials say the president will be opening to pulling all of them out? a news conference scheduled for later this afternoon. we'll have live coverage here on the channel on that. some suggestions you get into negotiations say we'll all leave unless you get your act together. we'll see how that goes at white house. joint press conference. >> so a jam-packed show for you on this friday morning. first a kidnapped 5-year-old is found 19 years later. so where has this little boy been for all these years? the clue that led the police to him, an unbelievable story
to delete the information. >>> and after a voft visit to the pentagon yesterday, hamid karzai meets at the white house today with president obama. the u.s. drawdown in afghanistan through next year is on the top of the agenda in all of karzai's meetings. leon panetta said, the u.s. is in, quote, the last chapter of the afghan war. >>> here's something you don't see every day, snow blanketing the holy land. it was the biggest snowstorm in jerusalem in 20 years. all of the city's holiest sites were covered with several inches. eight people were killed this week as the storm battered the region. >> rare scene. >> the children were having fun. >>> when we come back this morning, a missing child case is finally over after 19 years. >>> then, whale watch. fear, relief. now, fear again about the fate of a pod of ice-bound killer whales. >>> and where is samuel l. jackson when you need him? the big snake that was found, that's right, on a plane. >>> welcome back, everybody. wall street will have a close eye on the world's third-biggest economy this morning. the japanese government has just
obama prepares for a visit by afghan president hamid karzai, the white house said for the first time it's possible that no american troops will remain in afghanistan after 2014. a so-called zero option that would remove all u.s. troops by the end of next year would be be considered according to deputy security adviser benjamin rhodes. "the washington posts" some are pushing for and arguing that a smaller force would be the best way to end the costly unpopular war. >>> a military judge has refused to toss out charges against army private bradley manning who is accused of providing classified documents to wikileaks, but she is reducing any prison sentence that he may receive. the trial is set for march 6th. the judge says the former u.s. marine was objected to excessive pretrial confinement. 120 days will be removed from manning's sentence which could be as much as life in prison. >>> more turbulence for boeing's dreamliner 787 airplane. tuesday at boston's logan airport, a fuel leak on a 787 forred it to cancel takeoff and return to the gate. one day later, a different plane also at loga
president hamid karzai. they'll meet in washington to discuss u.s. troop levels in the afghan army. a key issue -- how many u.s. troops will remain in afghanistan after 2014. >>> a grim search resumes this morning for two new jersey teenagers who fell through the ice on a frozen lake. the lake is located about 50 miles northwest of new york city. the boys were walking on the lake last night about 200 yards from shore when they fell in. two residents heard calls for help, got into a boat and tried to reach the teenagers but were not successful. >>> overseas, five americans were among the victims of a helicopter crash in peru. the twin motor copter crashed monday in the amazon jungle. it was owned by a u.s. company. there were seven people on board. a peruvian official said all were killed. it's reported that some of the victims worked for an oil exploration firm. >>> for the first time prosecutors are unveiling evidence against alleged colorado theater gunman james holmes. a preliminary hearing to determine if there's enough evidence to put holmes on trial resumes
, today president obama is scheduled to meet with afghan president hamid karzai at the white house. the two men are expected to focus on what role the u.s. will have in afghanistan after its troop withdrawal in 2014. last night the afghan president sat down for dinner with secretary of state hillary clinton and secretary panetta. earlier, panetta spoke optimistically about the u.s. entering its final chapter of the war. >> we have poured a lot of blood and treasure in this war over the last ten years. the fact is that we have also made a lot of progress as a result of the sacrifices that have been made. and we're not going to walk backward from what's been accomplished. >> the stronger position we take in showing that we are going to continue to complete this mission, the better the chances we have to ultimately achieve political reconciliation. >> during a photo op with senate minority leader mitch mcconnell yesterday, president karzai declined to answer about troops in his country after 2014. >> what kind of forces would you like to see left in your country are i? >> thank you, e
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